Murray the Horse
Written by Gavin Puckett
Illustrated by Frank Rodgers
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The Lovereading4Kids comment
Murray comes from a family of champion racehorses and dreams of winning trophies. But there’s a problem: he’s just not fast. The other horses laugh at him until one amazing day his dreams come true, though in a totally unexpected way! Murray’s unusual chorus-line-to-star story is told in rhyme, and rather brings to mind the comic monologues made famous by Stanley Holloway. The verse is certainly great fun to read aloud and will be fun for children to memorise too. Jolly black and white illustrations make this even more appealing. ~ Andrea Reece
Murray the Horse by Gavin Puckett
Murray the horse dreams of winning big races just like the rest of his family but he has one problem - he's just not that fast! When horse Ned Plumb twists his ankle at the start line, his jockey spots Murray in the crowd and says, 'Fancy a race?' Murray finally gets his chance to shine and beat the neigh-sayers with a rather unusual race technique...
Written in winning verse, the accessible, bonkers writing in Murray the Horse will charm boys and girls age 7-11 (and horse-lovers of all ages), and is complemented by Frank Rodgers' modern classic black-and-white line illustrations, and has a great message about believing in yourself and following your dreams.
About the Author
Interest Age: From 7
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Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber
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